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Grateful Dead Live at Action House on 1970-11-09

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Grateful Dead Live at Action House on 1970-11-09


Topics Live concert


Attics Of My Life, Mama Tried, Walkin' The Dog, Minglewood Blues, Morning Dew, Deep Elem Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Action House
Location Island Park, NY

Source Audience
Taped by
Transferred by Uli Tuete and Hanno Bunjes

Notes

AUD low gen; via Hanno Bunjes, with thanks to Uli Teute; pitch corrected up 3%; Hanno's notes

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Reviews

Reviewer: light into ashes - favoritefavorite - March 23, 2017
Subject: fake compilation
To add to the previous review, this is a sampling of audience tapes from other dates:
Attics of My Life, Mama Tried - 9/20/70 (from a no-longer-circulating audience tape)
Morning Dew, Deep Elem Blues - 12/28/70
New Minglewood Blues and Walkin' the Dog are from a lost show (or shows), date unknown, but probably late 1970.
Back in the '70s before many soundboards became available, lots of audience tapes circulated (or were used on bootlegs) that have since disappeared. So while this isn't from 11/9/70, it does include a couple selections that can't be heard elsewhere. The original full tapes are probably long gone.
Reviewer: barreyra - - February 24, 2017
Subject: Probably a collection of other tapes
The quality varies a lot between tracks, which is a dead giveaway. The "Deep Elem Blues" is from the 1970-12-28 SBD, I haven't tracked the other dates yet.
Reviewer: quelots - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 12, 2016
Subject: We can bitch about sound quality...
...or we can be Grateful a copy of this amazing performance exists. I choose the latter. Easily the best "Attics" ever played. "Deep Elem" is right funky. I thank everyone involved with bringing this to Archive, from original recording to my ears today.

-q
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2011
Subject: Terrible recording,
as usual for the period, but great show!
Reviewer: cryptical70 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 26, 2011
Subject: Action House? Probably not!
Although the recording has been attributed to Action House 11/9/70, I have my doubts. Most likely there is no recording of this show, nor setlist. The same goes with 11/10/70.

Who recorded this tape? What has the original recorder said about it origin?
Reviewer: brotherbuttcrack - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2011
Subject: Listenable and Enjoyable
There's something very special about these 1970 New York shows, and this one is no exception.
This recording is very listenable, and makes for a nice little quickie. (SDB snobs beware!)

Attics of My Life is gorgeous. The emotion shines through brilliantly and the harmonies are spot on. This version succeeded in making me put my hand on my heart and saluting.

Once Walkin the Dog hits, you know its a party.

(and I agree whole heartedly with the Black Throated comment. I also thought that and was very happy to see that I'm not alone)


Enjoy this recording.
Reviewer: bklynpolar - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 10, 2010
Subject: proofed
this was the only gd show i ever went to that i got proofed at. i had a copy of a friend's brothers draft card.
Reviewer: strikeupthebud - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 1, 2009
Subject: Action House 1970
Does ANYONE KNOW how to get the DOIN' THAT RAG JAM into GOOD LOVIN' from this show? I have it on vinyl with lousy sound quality... It is NOT EVEN LISTED in this archive!!!
Reviewer: bluesriot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 30, 2008
Subject: Had This On A Vinyl Bootleg
And I lost it, to the storage demons. I thought I'd never hear this version of Deep Elem Blues again. For my money, just the heaviest and most intense guitar work, a perfect combination of blues , rock and drugs. Syncopation, backbeat, it's wicked good. I know the sound quality is for shit, but there is nothing clean I ever heard that has so much soul. I give it a five, just for Deep Elem alone. I had other bootleg vinyl where Phil was the leader of the group, instrumentally, he just hit it like a jack-hammer, I love it. Long Live The Archive. Long Live The Dead
Reviewer: craven714 - - July 22, 2007
Subject: Did ya hear that?
Although this isn't the best version of Walkin the Dog (it misses the "walkin" tempo), I still cant help to hear as if Black Throated was born from this version.
Reviewer: bangtailpoet - favorite - January 14, 2006
Subject: Very low sound quality.
The sound on this is wretched, even in the context of other AUDs from 1970. The Brooklyn Rock Palace tape from a couple days later is even more listenable, if you can believe it. If you're shopping around for 1970 AUDs, I'd get 6/24, 11/8, and frankly most others before this one.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 19, 2005
Subject: Minglewood
Dew is really nice to however the sound quality is an oxymoron and I would be lying if I did not give it straight as a listener - I was not there so I will be charitable and not give it a 1.
Reviewer: Bobk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 9, 2004
Subject: action house..
this is one of those missing link shows. Dead base could not even put out a set list for this show for a wile... the quality is an ok mudeled 10th generation board.. however some vintage 70 dead shines through the deep elum gets out there with some great second guitar from young Robert Weir.. The morning dew is typical of the era and thats good... This is one of those shows that fills a gap for the die hard collector.. Living in new york and long island I wonder what kind of night it must have been at the now long gone action house in island park. and how the dead found there way to some of these venues...When I try to think of how all these shows were recorded and are now archived it is a trip indeed.. thanks guys from a very grateful long time head.. ( first show 74),, I give this lil piece of dead history a 4.. mostly for the effort put in by those to get this tape out there.. if any one can clean this tape up in full it could go to a 5.. walkin the dog also shines... special notice and recognition go out to Hano and company for putting this piece together and for sharing it with us.. god bless.. peace always..
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